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Ferguson pleased with blend of Man Utd squad

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson is satisfied with the blend of his squad.

As opposed to Manchester City, who now have their star names but Roberto Mancini must find a way to gel them together and maintain harmony at the same time, Ferguson feels United are ticking along nicely.

"If you take away our young players from the equation, then you see a reasonable group of players with experience," said Ferguson before name-checking eight without stopping.

"They could probably give more help to our young players than any other club in the country because of the experience they have gathered.

"Ryan Giggs has 11 championship medals, Paul Scholes 10, Gary Neville nine. That is an incredible amount of experience to pass onto young players.

"Rio Ferdinand has been with us eight years and picked up four championship medals and the FA Cup and European Cup.

"Players like that are my back-up. When I take away all the young players, I have that squad of experienced players. That is what I will rely on."

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